(a)  Adult Day Care facility equipment and furnishings shall meet the needs of participants and staff and enable efficient operation of the program.  The facility shall have:

(1)           at least one sturdy straight back chair or sturdy folding chair for each participant and each staff person, excluding those in wheelchairs;

(2)           table space adequate for all participants to be served a meal at a table at the same time and for program activities;

(3)           chairs or sofas that allow for position changes, are upholstered or of soft material, and water and stain resistant, so that at least half of the participants can relax and rest at the same time.  If all participants take a daily rest period at the same time, the facility shall have enough of such seating for all participants; and

(4)           a quiet space with a minimum of one bed or cot so that participants can lie down as needed separate from other program activities.

(b)  All equipment and furnishings shall be in good condition and safe for use by all participants and staff of the facility.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-6; 143B‑153;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2007; January 1, 1981.